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Re: Op-ediots

Post by Mo » 05 Jun 2019, 18:05

Now Ahmari is claiming that what he really meant is what he’s really concerned about is insufficient family leave policies.

Because only 6 weeks leave for new moms leads to drag queen reading hour?
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Post by Eric the .5b » 05 Jun 2019, 20:16

Mo wrote:
05 Jun 2019, 18:05
Now Ahmari is claiming that what he really meant is what he’s really concerned about is insufficient family leave policies.

Because only 6 weeks leave for new moms leads to drag queen reading hour?
You don't go back to work with the sitters you want, you go back to work with the available family members you have?
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Re: Op-ediots

Post by nicole » 06 Jun 2019, 13:49

Sorry, men, but this is my sexuality now:

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Post by thoreau » 06 Jun 2019, 13:55

You wanna get it on with Helen Andrews?

I'll be in my bunk.

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Post by Eric the .5b » 06 Jun 2019, 14:54

Sometimes, the most repressed ones are just wild in the sack.
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Post by nicole » 06 Jun 2019, 15:02

thoreau wrote:
06 Jun 2019, 13:55
You wanna get it on with Helen Andrews?/quote]

No, my fetish is socon fantasies
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Post by Warren » 06 Jun 2019, 16:21

nicole wrote:
06 Jun 2019, 15:02
thoreau wrote:
06 Jun 2019, 13:55
You wanna get it on with Helen Andrews?
No, my fetish is socon fantasies
Daddy issues :D
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Re: Op-ediots

Post by Mo » 08 Jun 2019, 03:35

WTF, now I love the National Labor Relations Act.
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Re: Op-ediots

Post by Kolohe » 08 Jun 2019, 07:04

Looking it up on the internet, it seems like all the Morton salt plants are unionized, and one is in the Bahamas.
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Re: Op-ediots

Post by dhex » 08 Jun 2019, 19:43

Well I mean federalist. The onion fucked quilette and then noped out.
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Re: Op-ediots

Post by dead_elvis » 10 Jun 2019, 12:32

Sorry to dredge up something old, but this cracked me up:
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I mean I'm used to inherent contradictions having grown up christian but it's like they aren't even trying to cushion the whiplash. Curious how they would reconcile the primacy of "human dignity" with policies that explicitly fail to take into account the human dignity of non-christian non-USians. "They are our fellow citizens, not interchangeable economic units." Shouldn't they have said in the following paragraph "They are our fellow humans, not interchangeable economic units." It really comes off like, yeah everyone's equal, except everyone else who's not us. I simply can't find enough computing power in my brain to reason that the primacy of human dignity can be reconciled with thinking American interests have any more legitimacy than anyone else's.

Or, you know, they're dishonest shits and wrote a paragraph heading that sounds noble and most people won't notice that the supporting text means they only think it applies to unborn foetuses.
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Re: Op-ediots

Post by Jennifer » 10 Jun 2019, 15:47

dead_elvis wrote:
10 Jun 2019, 12:32
Sorry to dredge up something old, but this cracked me up:

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I mean I'm used to inherent contradictions having grown up christian but it's like they aren't even trying to cushion the whiplash. Curious how they would reconcile the primacy of "human dignity" with policies that explicitly fail to take into account the human dignity of non-christian non-USians. "They are our fellow citizens, not interchangeable economic units." Shouldn't they have said in the following paragraph "They are our fellow humans, not interchangeable economic units." It really comes off like, yeah everyone's equal, except everyone else who's not us. I simply can't find enough computing power in my brain to reason that the primacy of human dignity can be reconciled with thinking American interests have any more legitimacy than anyone else's.

Or, you know, they're dishonest shits and wrote a paragraph heading that sounds noble and most people won't notice that the supporting text means they only think it applies to unborn foetuses.
Definitely the latter -- especially when their notion of "human dignity" means "If you're a woman, your human rights vanish the millisecond an egg gets fertilized inside of you."
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Re: Op-ediots

Post by Mo » 10 Jun 2019, 19:10

It’s funny how quickly they forget that they spent the 20 years before Ogberfell ramming through anti-gay marriage bills and constitutional amendments through. Like didn’t they try to force society to bend to their beliefs? Perhaps, much like, “this is how you get Trump,” that behavior is how you get, “bake the cake, bigot.”
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Re: Op-ediots

Post by Eric the .5b » 14 Jun 2019, 21:57

Hong Kong and the Future of Freedom https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/opin ... trump.html

I share his distaste with Trump not giving a fuck, but I find myself wondering what he thinks it matters. A very different president was in office when Tiannamen Square happened, and what came of that?

Hong Kong is fucked from a liberty perspective, and no US president is going to change that. How Trump reacts is meaningless, except as a sting to American pride that we'd... Well, we'd say something about it.
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Post by Aresen » 14 Jun 2019, 23:31

Eric the .5b wrote:
14 Jun 2019, 21:57
Hong Kong and the Future of Freedom https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/opin ... trump.html

I share his distaste with Trump not giving a fuck, but I find myself wondering what he thinks it matters. A very different president was in office when Tiannamen Square happened, and what came of that?

Hong Kong is fucked from a liberty perspective, and no US president is going to change that. How Trump reacts is meaningless, except as a string to American pride that we'd... Well, we'd say something about it.
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There is no reason to get into a military dispute with China. It would take a real idiot to get into one.*

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Re: Op-ediots

Post by nicole » 18 Jun 2019, 08:24

People are going off the fucking rails with prepositions. “Comfort for black athletes”? Wtf? Is there a single fucking editor left in the universe?

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Post by Andrew » 18 Jun 2019, 14:16

nicole wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 08:24
People are going off the fucking rails with prepositions. “Comfort for black athletes”? Wtf? Is there a single fucking editor left in the universe?
"comfort white Americans had developed for black athletes"

Wtf does that even mean?
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Re: Op-ediots

Post by nicole » 18 Jun 2019, 14:46

Andrew wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 14:16
nicole wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 08:24
People are going off the fucking rails with prepositions. “Comfort for black athletes”? Wtf? Is there a single fucking editor left in the universe?
"comfort white Americans had developed for black athletes"

Wtf does that even mean?
It means they’re illiterate
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Post by Jasper » 18 Jun 2019, 16:06

Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman died in darkness.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 18 Jun 2019, 17:33

nicole wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 14:46
Andrew wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 14:16
nicole wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 08:24
People are going off the fucking rails with prepositions. “Comfort for black athletes”? Wtf? Is there a single fucking editor left in the universe?
"comfort white Americans had developed for black athletes"

Wtf does that even mean?
It means they’re illiterate
Co-signed.

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Post by thoreau » 18 Jun 2019, 17:51

It's even worse that they combine this accidental mangling of language (I'm sure they were trying to say "comfort with") with deliberate misuse of words (e.g. redefining "white supremacy" as "anything Ta-Nehisi Coates disagrees with") and awful neologisms ("manspreading").
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Post by Aresen » 18 Jun 2019, 18:01

thoreau wrote:
18 Jun 2019, 17:51
It's even worse that they combine this accidental mangling of language (I'm sure they were trying to say "comfort with") with deliberate misuse of words (e.g. redefining "white supremacy" as "anything Ta-Nehisi Coates disagrees with") and awful neologisms ("manspreading").
When I first heard the word 'manspreading', my question was "What has gender got to do with toast?"
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Re: Op-ediots

Post by lunchstealer » 09 Sep 2019, 12:52

Not really an op-ed but this coverage of the Ahmari/French showdown amused me a little.

https://thebulwark.com/david-french-des ... servatism/
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Re: Op-ediots

Post by Painboy » 30 Sep 2019, 21:47

Imperial president for me but not for thee
The Prospect has identified 30 meaningful executive actions, all derived from authority in specific statutes, which could be implemented on Day One by a new president. These would not be executive orders, much less abuses of authority, but strategic exercise of legitimate presidential power.

Without signing a single new law, the next president can lower prescription drug prices, cancel student debt, break up the big banks, give everybody who wants one a bank account, counteract the dominance of monopoly power, protect farmers from price discrimination and unfair dealing, force divestment from fossil fuel projects, close a slew of tax loopholes, hold crooked CEOs accountable, mandate reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, allow the effective legalization of marijuana, make it easier for 800,000 workers to join a union, and much, much more. We have compiled a series of essays to explain precisely how, and under what authority, the next president can accomplish all this.

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Post by Eric the .5b » 30 Sep 2019, 22:33

Painboy wrote:
30 Sep 2019, 21:47
Imperial president for me but not for thee
The Prospect has identified 30 meaningful executive actions, all derived from authority in specific statutes, which could be implemented on Day One by a new president. These would not be executive orders, much less abuses of authority, but strategic exercise of legitimate presidential power.

Without signing a single new law, the next president can lower prescription drug prices, cancel student debt, break up the big banks, give everybody who wants one a bank account, counteract the dominance of monopoly power, protect farmers from price discrimination and unfair dealing, force divestment from fossil fuel projects, close a slew of tax loopholes, hold crooked CEOs accountable, mandate reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, allow the effective legalization of marijuana, make it easier for 800,000 workers to join a union, and much, much more. We have compiled a series of essays to explain precisely how, and under what authority, the next president can accomplish all this.
Yeah, that was one of those things that makes me glad I'm not the sort of person to throw what I'm reading across the room (because I just got this phone some weeks back).

Of course, when it suits them, the president will still be mysteriously powerless to stop anything they don't really want to stop doing.
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